San Marcos, TX - August 1, 2015
Time Warner Cable (TWC), through its Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) initiative, donated $3,500 to Mathworks, the center for math education at Texas State University.
This marks the six year of TWC partnering with Mathworks to extend opportunities to young students to develop their mathematical and problem solving skills. The contribution from TWC directly supported operational supplies and camp scholarships for middle school students to attend the 20th annual Junior Summer Math Camp (JSMC) program. With sessions in San Marcos and Round Rock, the JSMC impacted 300 students this summer, helping them to lay a solid foundation for math courses in the coming school years. The program engaged 4th through 8th grade students in hands-on activities, guided discovery learning, and numerous hours of fun doing mathematics. The 2015 JSMC ran June 8 - 19 and sessions were held at San Marcos High School as well as the Round Rock campus of Texas State University. Time Warner Cable employees had the opportunity to visit the JSMC program and hosted a balloon-powered car building activity.
Time Warner Cable has committed $100 million of cash and in-kind resources to their five-year philanthropic Connect a Million Minds initiative, addressing America’s continuing decline in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by inspiring students to pursue STEM based educational activities. CAMM is the first-of-its-kind national aggregator of afterschool STEM opportunities, providing parents with a free and easy way to find fun, hands-on learning opportunities for their kids.
To learn more about Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds initiative and how you can participate, visit ConnectaMillionMinds.com
Mathworks is a center for mathematics education at Texas State University that conducts math programs impacting K-12 students and teachers. The Mathworks summer math programs are nationally recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. For more information, see www.txstate.edu/mathworks.
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About Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds Initiative
Time Warner Cable (TWC), the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., launched Connect a Million Minds (CAMM), a five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Program highlights include: original PSAs that challenge public perceptions of STEM; a unique website, www.connectamillionminds.com, where parents and community members can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; and “The Connectory”, a one-of-a-kind online resource that makes it simple and easy for parents and students to find informal science and technology learning opportunities in their communities. TWC’s national CAMM partners are CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships.